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Google Drive - Converting Microsoft docs to Google ones

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If you're like me, you may have lots of Word, Excel and Powerpoint files.  Whilst you can just upload those to your Google Drive, they do take up previous space on your Drive and Powerpoint files in particular, can be be quite big files.  Converting them from Word to Google Docs, Excel to Google Sheets,…
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A quick reminder of how to convert Office documents into google app documents.  The translation is not perfect but useful for easy editing.

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New Google Drive: Always Convert Office Documents

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  In the new Google Drive there is no longer the option to have Google Drive ask you if you want to convert your Office documents to Google Docs. This option is now on or off. I had previously...
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You have to do a bit of searching if you want to change the current conversion option for uploading documents. Alice Keeler shows us how!

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Google Docs Ditching Old Microsoft Export Formats On Oct. 1 - Slashdot

Google Docs Ditching Old Microsoft Export Formats On Oct. 1 - Slashdot | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

"An anonymous reader writes "Google today announced a huge change for Google Apps, including its Business, Education, and Government editions. As of October 1, users will no longer have the ability to download documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in old Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .xls, .ppt)."

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Planet PDF - Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Docs

Planet PDF - Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Docs | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn't always been easy or cheap, but with the recent addition of OCR'ing technology to Google Docs, it is now free and pretty easy to boot.
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Google Docs now supports more image types when converting Microsoft Office files

Google Docs now supports more image types when converting Microsoft Office files | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google has announced today that it is expanding the types of images it supports when converting Microsoft Office files to Google Docs. Previously, supported image file types included JPEG, PNG, EMF...
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Better conversion of documents to and from Google Drive.

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Microsoft Office to Google Docs conversion is better

Microsoft Office to Google Docs conversion is better | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
In a post on their Enterprise Blog, Google show just how far they've come in offering a better experience when working with, and converting, Microsoft Office file formats to Google Docs.
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Woo-hoo! Better Word conversions. I wonder how it goes with Tables...?

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How to Use Google Docs to Convert Scanned PDF to text - O'Reilly Answers

How to Use Google Docs to Convert Scanned PDF to text - O'Reilly Answers | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Google Docs lets you create and share ocuments, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more anytime anywhere. It is really very powerful and has been part of our working life. Every day we check, create and share documents, spreadsheets and more with others. But do you know that the Google Docs can convert scanned PDF to text?

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